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King's College London Department of Classics Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA 1990/Classics, KDC/PH
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Classics Records
Date(s): 1946-1984
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Classics


Administrative/Biographical history:

Classes in the Greek and Latin Classics were provided from 1831 as part of the core curriculum of the Senior Department. Classics soon after became part of the new Department of General Literature and Science, the Faculty of Arts in 1893, and the School of Humanities in 1989. Its staff also contribute to the teaching and work of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, established in 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the Department of Classics at King's College London consist of correspondence and photographs, 1946-1984; notably concerning the London Summer School in Classics, including lecture timetables, enrolment and finances, 1980-1984; framed and loose photographs of students and staff, 1946-1978.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Boxed in order of accession.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College London Department of Classics

Allied Materials

Related material:

Related material at King's includes Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties and departments (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2), examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA KA/EX), and private papers, notably those of Professor Alexander Souter (Ref: KCLCA Souter), David Morrice Low (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 70), and Ronald Montague Burrows (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 47).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources used: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell,

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2001

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